$150 million Exxon-Mobile expansion means more jobs in Baton Rouge

POSTED: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 6:06pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 7:11pm

The Exxon-Mobile chemical plant on Scenic Highway jsut installed a new 225-ton tower as part of a new $150 million turn-around project slated to be finished by the end of the year.

That means jobs, right here, right now.

"That's a huge boost to the Baton Rouge Economy,” Paul Stratford, Exxon representative, said at a press conference. “We do this though, to really improve the long-term viability of our business here in Baton Rouge."

1600 contractors will work on that new tower, earning an estimated $80,000 in local payroll.

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